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Iraq president: US withdrawal from Iran deal doesn’t enhance global security

May 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

Iraqi President Fuad Masum said yesterday that the US’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal signed with Iran “will not serve” to strengthen global security.

“The US’ unilateral withdrawal from the historic agreement will not serve the possibility of enhancing security and stability in our region and the world,” Masum said in a statement.

The Iraqi president called on Washington to “reconsider its decision”, pointing out that “the agreement represented a major achievement to enhance the chances of establishing peace and progress for all countries in the region and the international community through the activation of good diplomacy to end dangerous tensions and avoid impending disasters.”

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington has withdrawn from the nuclear agreement signed with Iran and will reapply economic sanctions on Tehran.

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